Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2007
I ♥ IIT… But I Still Don’t Like Rem
Can you separate the tics of a genius-builder from the genius-building? Short answer: no.
A visit to the Koolhaas-designed student center in Chicago places our columnist in a real quandary.
Two leading structural engineers pick their favorite feats of man-made wonder.
Daylighting, natural ventilation, energy efficiency, and clean materials rule in classrooms for the Evergreen State College by Mahlum Architects.
A complex set of interior-design decisions is revealed with the aid of graphic design.
The circumvention of SOM’s daylighting scheme for Bank of America shows that user education is essential to sustainable design.
A cutting-edge Austrian artist collective creates a new kind of civic space.
Designs inspired by warmer climes.
Rios Clementi Hale Studios creates an L.A.-centric headquarters for a California nonprofit.
Highways That Harvest Wind Power in Urban Environments
Mark Oberholzer, a runner-up in the 2006 Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition, explores the urban highway’s potential for wind power.
Mark Oberholzer explores the urban highway’s potential for wind power.
Inspired by his work with influential architects, Cecil Balmond searches for that exquisite blend of structural form and structural logic.
These new shoes come in two parts—one for style and one for structure.
Marcel Proust famously secluded himself in a cork-lined room for the last 15 years of his life, devoting his energies to the monumental Remembrance of Things Past. So why cork? With its closed-cell foam structure, the low-density wood dampens sound and resists bacteria, mold, and mildew—enemies of the asthmatic and chronically ill author. In 2001, while studying industrial design at…
It’s amazing what you would see, if only you looked up from your BlackBerry.
Designer Marian Schoettle has appropriated DuPont Tyvek as the raw material for a line of jackets, skirts, and bags.
For a Slow Food restaurant in San Francisco, Cass Calder Smith deploys recycled materials for durability with a popular appeal.
Participants in the Urban Curators project highlight the unintended beauty of downtown Providence’s urban detritus.
You are about to see a snapshot of twenty-first-century interiors: they are kind to their occupants and the earth equally, in addition to being beautiful. They represent a series of sophisticated decisions that involve a strong relationship to the architecture that defines them, as well as careful choices of materials and furnishings. Winners of the inaugural IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environments Awards…
A new line of snack food steps into the ring.
Alain Berteau finds a novel use for cardboard packaging material.